WASHINGTON U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, one of many final remaining members of President Barack Obama’s authentic Cabinet, will step down in December, a White House official stated on Friday.
There is a simple thing we could do: reduce navy spending and put that into schools. Now we are talking about one other battle in Syria, and this might be more wasted tax payer dollars. When states akin to Hawaii can solely afford to have a 4 day college week for their students, there is no need for us to be intervening in other countries. I assume courses sizes could even be smaller, and we need to look at what another nations, akin to Finland and South Korea, and be more open minded about improvements right here.
Ellen began with the Ministry of Education as Deputy Secretary Strategy, Planning and Governance on 28 May 2015. In this role Ellen is accountable for; the replace of the Education Act, the Review of Funding Systems, business technique, schooling system stewardship, planning and governance, threat and assurance, legal services, communications, ministerial providers and support for the Chief Executive.
My experience-as a pupil (in 8 colleges elementary by means of grad school), teacher (briefly) and as a dad or mum of three children-tells me that improvement requires increased funding, smaller, more decentralized faculties (200 to 600), smaller class sizes (maximum 25 for most programs) and simpler curriculums emphasizing excellence in the core subjects of English (studying and writing), math, science, international languages, music and the high quality and industrial arts. Comprehensive, age-acceptable sex training ought to be a part of every school’s curriculum.
The grassroots power across the DeVos confirmation fight demonstrates that Americans care deeply about their schools. That’s excellent news. The even higher news is that folks and teachers can now focus that vitality on changing policies nearer to house, the place the action is, relatively than in Washington, D.C. And the U.S. Department of Education can return to being the sleepy company it was at all times meant to be.